Walking….the plan for Day 1 – 25th April

The view from Queensbury near Bradford, 7th April 2019

DAY 1 – Bradford to Ackworth -Thursday 25th April 2019

Starting point: Valley Parade, Bradford – outside Bradford City FC.

Prospective Route
Up Valley Parade, turn left onto Manningham Lane then onto Manor Row, North Parade, Darley Sreet, Tyrell Street, Bridge Street.

Then onto and up Wakefield Road, through Tong until just before Tong Academy School, turn onto Bradford Road (A651). Follow until crossing over M62, then turn onto Bradford Road (A652) towards Batley.

In Batley, fork left onto Rouse Mill Lane (B6124), this road turns left as Soothill Lane until it becomes Batley Road & goes all the way into Wakefield, where it turns into Alvethorpe Road.

This goes onto the A642, before turning onto Ings Road (A638). This then becomes the Doncaster Road. Folllow this road until reaching Ackworth, passing Nostell Priory along the way. Turn left onto Bell Lane, the left onto Moor Top Avenue.

First Day – 22 miles/35km

I have been lucky with the weather recently, and enjoyed some wonderful sights this weekend in particular – see photo at the top of this page.


My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005.

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